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Thursday 29th January 2015.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Can Vaccination Make Viruses More Dangerous

This week has seen one of the leading events in the global calendar - the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, US.

Among other reports from the event, a leading international researcher said that vaccination can make viruses “hot” - or more dangerous.

Using the example of Marek’s disease in poultry, Dr Andrew Read of Pennsylvania State University said that some vaccines drive the evolution of more virulent pathogens.

He was presenting his Milton Y. Dendy keynote address, part of the International Poultry Scientific Forum on the day before IPPE started.

Another speaker, Dr Franco Mussini, explained to the audience the concept of Life Cycle Analysis and its role in estimating the environmental impact of a particular activity, such as poultry production. An online tool has been developed to make this calculation for feed production. It can also be used to assess the likely effects of any change in the feed formulation or source of an ingredient.

In news of avian flu this week, the H5N8 strain of the virus has been detected in a turkey flock in California - the first commercial poultry in the country flock to have been affected in this latest wave of the disease. There are also new outbreaks in Nigeria.  

Taiwan, meanwhile, has reported almost 200 new outbreaks of the disease affecting more than a million birds in the last week alone. The most affected species there is geese, in which the H5N2, H5N3 and H5N8 viral variants have been detected, simultaneously in a single outbreak in several cases.

Further human cases have been reported in Egypt, China, Hong Kong and Canada. The latter case was in a person who had recently returned from a visit to China.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Growth in Chicken Consumption in Americas Slows
Poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans, explores the trends in chicken meat consumption in the Americas.

Four Common Minimum Ventilation Mistakes
The four basic requirements of successful minimum ventilation are explained by Jess Campbell, Jim Donald, Dennis Brothers and Gene Simpson National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University College of Agriculture.

Experimental Velogenic Newcastle Disease Varies Between Chickens and Guinea Fowl
A new study in Nigeria reveals that chickens are more susceptible than guinea fowl to velogenic Newcastle disease and that whereas the Kudu-113 infection is viscerotropic in chickens, it is neurotropic in guinea fowls.

Low-Cost Sensors Enable New Possibilities for Advanced Systems in Poultry Management and Processing
Advances in consumer technology have allowed researchers to explore a new range of possibilities for low-cost advanced sensor systems for poultry processing and management, according to Colin Usher of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Food Processing Technology Division.

Effect of High-oxygen and Oxygen-free Modified Atmosphere Packaging on Spoilage Process of Poultry Breast Fillets
High-oxygen packaging offered no advantages over high-nitrogen packaging of chicken fillets in terms of meat quality or shelf life in this experiment in Germany.

Company News

Lessafre Reborn as PHILEO
GLOBAL – Feed additive company Lesaffre is now called PHILEO as part of a new identity unveiled on Tuesday at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta.
MSD Animal Health Offers New Tools, Services to Poultry Producers
GLOBAL - New customer tools and services from MSD Animal Health are helping poultry producers benchmark, identify and track improvements on their operation.
Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Expand Duck Integration with NatureForm Hatchery Technologies
US - US duck producer Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Ltd. is fuelling further growth with a new single stage expansion from NatureForm Hatchery Technologies at its Shartlesville, Pennsylvania location.
Nutriad Launches New Website
BELGIUM - Nutriad has launched a new corporate website which conveys the vision of a leading producer of state-of-the-art feed additives.
Biomin's Erich Erber Honoured by Receiving PhD hc from Kasetsart University
THAILAND - In a dignified ceremony graced by the presence of HRH Princess Chulabhorn, a total of 2,450 students of Kasetsart University (Bangkok) received their degrees on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Erich Erber, the founder of Biomin and Erber Group, was the sole recipient of the prestigious PhD hc from 2014.
BioStreamer Re-Store Reduces Early, Mid and Late Embryonic Death
BELGIUM - The BioStreamer Re-Store™ improves the hatchability and chick quality of stored eggs.
Novus to Share New Scientific Findings at IPSF 2015
US - Novus scientists are preparing presentations and posters for this year’s International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF) conference.
Petersime Present at Next IPPE in Atlanta
US - Petersime will attend the next International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta (GWCC) from 27 to 29 January 2015 and showcase its latest innovations.
Vencomatic Group Present at Biggest Poultry Show in West Africa
NIGERIA - The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), the National body of Poultry Industry's stakeholders in Nigeria, organised the fourth edition of the Nigeria Poultry Show, Abeokuta 2014, at which Vencomatic Group participated with a new dealer.
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Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

IPPE: When Vaccination Goes Wrong
IPSF: Feed Sustainability in Theory and Practice
Turkey Industry Demands Movement on Trade Promotion
John Starkey Recognised as Industry Workhorse of the Year
Bilgili Receives 2015 Charles Beard Research Excellence
Tyson Invests $110 million in Vienna Operations
Bird Flu Restrictions Lifted in Two Washington State Counties
New Chairman at Poultry and Egg Association
Port Standstill Spells Trouble for US Farm Prices
CME: Cold Storage Report Had Bearish Implications for Beef, Chicken Prices
Welfare Rule Doubles California's Egg Prices
Super Bowl Sunday Means Super Chicken Wing Sales
Poultry Company Tests New Broiler Bedding Material
No-antibiotics-ever Chicken Products Launched for US Schools
Avian Flu Virus Detected in Californian Turkey Flock
Six Steps to Starting Keeping Hens
US Poultry Industry Responds to New Food Safety Proposal
Higher US Broiler Production Forecast

   European Union

Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable, Listeria Rising
Latvia Presents Framework to EU Council
Processed Meats Require COOL, Say EU Ministers


Turkey Flock in India Hit by Avian Flu


Avian Flu Situation in Taiwanese Poultry Worsens
Taiwan Stops Poultry Slaughter to Control Avian Flu Spread

   Russian Federation

Russia Updates German Poultry Ban


Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
Urgent Help Needed after Malawi Floods Wreck Farmland
Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
BIRD FLU: H5N1 Spreads in Nigeria; New Human Cases in China, Egypt; H5N8 at German Zoo
International Poultry Council to Focus on Impact of Avian Flu on Industry

   South Africa

US Senator Blasts South Africa on Poultry Block
Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid

   United Kingdom

Eggs for Older Ages - Benefits Highlighted


New H5N1 Outbreaks in Israeli Breeders, Turkeys

   Palestinian Territory

Palestine Reports New Avian Flu Outbreak


Eight New Bird Flu Outbreaks in Nigeria
Nigeria Reports Seven New Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Poultry
Seven Nigerian States Report Bird Flu Outbreaks


Researchers, Professionals Meet at French Poultry Research Days


New Task Force to Improve Canada's Risk Management Programmes


Low-pathogenic Avian Flu Virus Detected in Belize Poultry


Ukraine Egg Company Sees Sale Price, Exports Rocket

   New Zealand

Farmers Call for Drought Declaration


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